Toronto Blue Jays infield prospect Bradley Jones has struggled since his recent promotion from Single-A (Lansing) to Advanced Single-A Dunedin batting under the Mendoza line this far.
Bradley Jones took the minors by storm earlier this year when formed a lethal trio with Blue Jays prospects Bo Bichette and Vlaidmir Guerrero Jr. in Lansing. Jones was the first of the three to receive the promotion however the 22-year old slugger has struggled in his first 14 games with Dunedin.
Jones is currently batting .182 notching only 10 hits in his first 58 plate appearances including 22 strikeouts with the baby Jays. The utility infielder also has only mustered two extra base hits thus far albeit one was a homer. Jones had successfully registered at least one hit in eight of straight nine games but since then has gone hitless in his last 17 at-bats over the span of five games.
The former 18th round pick dominated Single-A pitching prior to the promotion hitting .326 with 9 home runs in 49 contests. The slugger broke into professional baseball last season with Bluefield hitting .291 with 16 round trippers in 61 games.
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The native of Travelers Rest, South Carolina could soon be reunited with Bichette and Guerrero who have continued to rake in Lansing and are rumored to be nearing a promotion of their own very soon.
The Dunedin Blue Jays also just recently welcomed back Lourdes Gourriel back to their lineup. The 23-year old is batting .364 after only four games with the D-Jays while playing shortstop thus far. Gourriel and Bichette boast a crop of promising shortstop prospects on the farm.
Jones will continue to grind and hopefully can locate his Lansing stat-line sooner than later in Dunedin. If nothing else Jones has proven he can hit at every level so far so I am confident Dunedin will be no different.